List of black Britons


List of black Britons

This is a list of notable black Britons. It includes many people of mixed race.

The articles in the drop down list immediately below are likely to include individuals not mentioned here.

Entertainment

*Jimmy Akingbola (actor)
*Bola Agbaje (actor)
*Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (actor and model)
*Devon Anderson (actor and presenter)
*Samuel Anderson (actor)
*Michele Austin (actress)
*Freema Agyeman (actress)
*Richard Ayoade (comedian)
*Nicholas Bailey (actor)
*Paul Barber (actor)
*Peter de Jersey (actor)
*Gary Beadle (actor)
*Eamonn Walker (actor)
*Angellica Bell (presenter)
*Floella Benjamin (presenter)
*Tiana Benjamin (actress)
*Richard Blackwood (actor, singer, presenter and comedian)
*Vas Blackwood (actor)
*Brian Bovell (actor)
*Mark Bright (presenter and football pundit)
*Cleveland Campbell (actor)
*Naomi Campbell (supermodel)
*Craig Charles (actor)
*Christopher Clyde-Green (actor)
*Christopher Colquhoun (actor)
*Doña Croll (actress)
*Josie D'Arby (actress and presenter)
*Sway DaSafo (rapper)
*Felix Dexter (comedian)
*Noma Dumezweni (actress)
*Chiwetel Ejiofor (actor)
*Idris Elba (actor)
*Louis Emerick (actor)
*Alfred Enoch (actor)
*O.T. Fagbenle (actor)
*Pablo Fanque (circus owner)
*Rochelle Gadd (actress)
*Robbie Gee (actor)
*Mohammed George (actor)
*June and Jennifer Gibbons (criminally insane writers)
*Trisha Goddard (presenter)
*Angela Griffin (actress)
*John Ashley Hamilton (actor, writer)
*Alison Hammond (presenter)
*Ainsley Harriott (celebrity chef)
*Naomie Harris (actress)
*Lenny Henry (comedian)
*Ram John Holder (actor)
*Lisa I'Anson (presenter and DJ)
*Lennie James (actor)
*Marianne Jean-Baptiste (actress)
*Jocelyn Jee Esien (actress and comedienne)
*Danny John-Jules (actor)
*Diane-Louise Jordan (presenter)
*Paterson Joseph (actor)
*Joseph Kpobie (actor)
*Kwame Kwei-Armah (playwright, singer and broadcaster)
*Alan Augustine Kwame Asante Boateng (actor)
*Coren Lawrence (actress)
*Rustie Lee (celebrity chef)
*Adrian Lester (actor)
*Petra Letang (actress)
*Delroy Lindo (actor)
*Mabel Mercer (singer)
*Joseph Marcell (actor)
*Carmen Munroe (actress)
*Marianne Jean-Baptiste (actress)
*Tachia Newall (actor, MC)
*Thandie Newton (actress)
*Sophie Okonedo (actress)
*Antonia Okonma (actress)
*Bruce Oldfield (fashion designer)
*Miquita Oliver (presenter)
*Phina Oruche (actress and former model)
*Belinda Owusu (actress)
*David Oyelowo (actor)
*Diane Parish (actress)
*Kay Purcell (actress)
*Andi Peters (presenter)
*Colin Salmon (actor)
*June Sarpong (presenter)
*Johnny Sekka (actor)
*Judi Shekoni (actress)
*Mark Springer (actor)
*Margherita Taylor (presenter)
*Ebony Thomas (actress)
*Marsha Thomason (actress)
*Cathy Tyson (actress)
*Ofo Uhiara (actor)
*Rudolph Walker (actor)
*Ashley Walters (actor)
*Gary Wilmot (comedian)
*Trix Worrell (writer)
*Angela Wynter (actress)
*Gina Yashere (comedian)
*Reggie Yates (actor and presenter)

Literary and journalism

*Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
*Malorie Blackman
*Olaudah Equiano
*Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
*Gillian Joseph
*Sir Trevor McDonald
*Dr.Ben Okri
*Errol Barnett
*Darren Jordon
*Ronald Elly Wanda (Writer)
*Isha Sesay (journalist)
*Zadie Smith (writer)
*Moira Stuart
*Jay Wynne
*Gary Younge (journalist)
*Benjamin Zephaniah (poet)

ports

*Onochie Achike (athlete)
*Francis Agyepong (athlete)
*Gabriel Agbonlahor (footballer)
*Eniola Aluko (female footballer)
*Sone Aluko (footballer)
*Ade Akinbiyi (footballer)
*Tomi Ameobi (footballer)
*Shola Ameobi (footballer)
*John Amaechi(basketballer)
*Viv Anderson (footballer)
*John Barnes (footballer)
*Nigel Benn (boxer)
*Darren Bent (footballer)
*Wes Brown (footballer)
*Titus Bramble (footballer0
*Frank Bruno (boxer)
*Darren Campbell (athlete)
*Sol Campbell (footballer)
*Stan Collymore (footballer)
*John Conteh (boxer)
*Linford Christie (athlete)
*Andrew Cole (footballer)
*Ashley Cole (footballer)
*Carlton Cole (footballer)
*Aaron Daley (boxer)
*James DeGale (boxer)
*Jermain Defoe (footballer)
*Luol Deng (basketball player)
*Marlon Devonish (athlete)
*Ugo Ehiogu (footballer)
*Efan Ekoku (footballer)
*Wayne Elcock (boxer)
*Dickson Etuhu (footballer)
*Kelvin Etuhu (footballer)
*Ayoola Erinle (rugby player)
*Chris Eubank (boxer)
*John Fashanu (footballer)
*Justin Fashanu (footballer)
*Anton Ferdinand (footballer)
*Les Ferdinand (footballer)
*Rio Ferdinand (footballer)
*Mark Lewis-Francis (athlete)
*Daniel Gabbidon (footballer)
*Jason Gardener (athlete)
*Jeremy Guscott (rugby player)
*Ellery Hanley (rugby player/coach)
*Marlon Harewood (footballer)
*Audley Harrison (boxer)
*Emile Heskey (footballer)
*Shaka Hislop (footballer)
*Kelly Holmes (athlete)
*Phillips Idowu (triple jumper)
*Paul Ince (footballer)
*Colin Jackson (athlete)
*David James (footballer)
*Jermaine Jenas (footballer)
*Chris Kamara (former footballer and TV presenter/pundit)
*Ledley King (footballer)
*Aaron Lennon (footballer)
*Denise Lewis (athlete)
*Lennox Lewis (boxer)
*Hayden Mullins (footballer)
*Shaun Newton (footballer)
*Christine Ohuruogu (sprinter)
*Martin Offiah (rugby player)
*Paul Parker (footballer)
*Eddie Parris (first black football player to represent Wales)
*Shaun Wright-Phillips (footballer)
*Nigel Reo-Coker (footballer)
*Micah Richards (footballer)
*Jason Robinson (rugby player)
*Paul Sackey (rugby player)
*Tessa Sanderson (athlete)
*Norman Smiley (professional wrestler)
*Daley Thompson (athlete)
*Walter Tull (second professional black football player)
*Darius Vassell (footballer)
*Andrew Watson (first black international football player, captain and administrator)
*Arthur Wharton (first professional black football player)
*Fatima Whitbread (athlete)
*Theo Walcott (footballer)
*Danny Williams (boxer)
*Ian Wright (footballer)
*Bobby Zamora (footballer)

Politics

*Diane Abbott
*Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale
*Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos
*John Archer
*Paul Boateng (first black cabinet minister)
*Lord Constantine
*William Cuffay
*William Davidson
*Chuka Umunna
*Olaudah Equiano
*Bernie Grant
*Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids
*C.L.R. James
*Oona King
*David Lammy
*Lee Jasper (Activist)
*Derek Laud
*Dr. Harold Moody
*Bill Morris (trade union leader)
*Trevor Phillips
*David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead
*Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal
*John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick
*Nathaniel Wells - first black sherriff
*Dawn Butler
*Adam Afriyie - First black Tory MP
*Linda Bellos - Feminist activist and former Labour councillor
*Michael X - Activist

Media

*Darcus Howe
*Kanya King
*Phil Dickson-Earle

Music

*A Guy Called Gerald
*Sade Adu
*Andy Abraham
*Tasmin Archer
*Joan Armatrading (singer-songwriter)
*Tunde Baiyewu
*Shirley Bassey
*Melanie Brown (Spice Girls)
*Alesha
*Su-Elise Nash
*Sabrina Washington
*Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
*Terence Trent D'Arby
*Daddy G
*Craig David
*Des'ree
*Dizzee Rascal
*Ms. Dynamite
*Skye Edwards
*Gabrielle
*Michelle Gayle
*Goldie
*Martin Gore
*Imaani
*Jaki Graham
*Eddy Grant
*Cleo Higgins, Yonah Higgins and Zainam Higgins of Cleopatra
*Leo Ihenacho
*Jamelia
*Javine
*Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
*Kano (rapper)
*Kele Okereke
*Beverley Knight
*Leeroy Thornhill
*Lethal Bizzle
*Linton Kwesi Johnson (dub poet)
*Cleo Laine
*Lemar
*Leona Lewis
*Lethal Bizzle
*Lynval Golding
*Shaznay Lewis
*Keisha Buchanan
*Lisa Maffia
*Grant Marshall
*Mark Morrison
*Maxine Nightingale
*Ben Ofoedu (singer)
*Keith "Maxim" Palmer (of The Prodigy)
*Maxi Jazz
*Billy Ocean
*Maxi Priest
*Mica Paris
*Neville Staple
*Courtney Pine
*Princess
*Sade
*Bradley McIntosh
*Gary Powell
*Seal
*Skin
*Sinitta
*Corinne Bailey-Rae
*Richard Rawson (N-Dubz)
*Slash
*Slick Rick
*Tricky
*Heather Small
*Sway DaSafo
*Estelle Swaray
*Simon Webbe
*Wiley

Medicine

*John Alcindor
*John Brown (fugitive slave)
*Britney Tripp
*Mary Seacole
* Sir Magdi Yacoub

Religious Figures

*John Sentamu
*Wilfred Wood
*Matthew Ashimolowo

Others

*Damon Buffini (Businessman)
*Dido Elizabeth Belle
*Ozwald Boateng Fashion Designer
*Stephen Wiltshire (artist)

ee also

*100 Great Black Britons
*List of Britons

External links

* [http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/ The Black Presence in Britain - Black British History]
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/BlackPeople.htm Black People in Britain from spartacus]
* [http://www.100greatblackbritons.com 100 Great Black Britons]


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